Trad music with a modern flair” - Celtic Wood and Wires
Celtic Wood and Wires Press Kit

About the band...

Celtic Wood and Wires is a four-member band from the Williamsport area of central Pennsylvania. The band formed in early 2018 and has evolved into the band as all of our fans know it today. We play upbeat, traditional songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland and a wee bit of Appalachian. We do have a number of originals of our own and are working on more. We've been playing throughout central PA from the northern to the southern borders and New York state. We have a great following and keep the crowds during our shows.


The members of the band are Sandi Finnerty, Shelley Whitnack, Michael J. Miller and Carl Finnerty.

A little about each member...


Sandi – vocals, fiddle, mandolin and guitar. She is a founding member of Celtic Wood and Wires in early 2018.

Shelley – vocals, fiddle, viola and ukulele.

Michael – vocals, guitar and Irish bouzouki.

Carl – vocals, bodhrán drum, vocals and handles the business affairs.


We released our first album in September 2021, "Close The Back Door", which is available on CD along with all of the major digital platforms including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora and approximately 11 others. Stats from our digital provider shows that we have been downloaded and streamed literally around the world! And… we went back into the studio in November of 2023 to start recording our second album. Watch for details for the 2024 release!


In January of 2022, we had three songs featured over three separate weeks on Marc Gunn’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, which is broadcast world-wide. We are thrilled to have our current fans and new fans listening to us around the world!


On March 17th, 2022, St. Patrick’s Day, we received the Spot Award for "Best World Music" for 2021 from the Central Pennsylvania Music Awards Hall of Fame. We were honored and humbled to receive such an award, especially with all of the amazing talent here in Pennsylvania. We again received a CPMHOF nominations for "Best World Music Band/Artist" for 2022 and “Best Celtic Music” for 2023. We thank those that nominated us along with the CMPHOF for recognizing what we do! We thank our families, friends and fans! We are here today because of their support!


Our music is not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Celtic Wood and Wires, along with many other bands in our genre, play year-round. We play all types of venues and events... Local pubs & wineries, backyard parties, trad sessions, weddings, festivals, etc. Watch our website and Facebook page for the latest shows. Some of our current and past performances include:


•       Backhouse Café Coffee & Tea – Williamsport, PA *

•       Bald Birds Brewing: Jersey Shore – Jersey Shore, PA *

•       New Trail Brewing Co. – Williamsport, PA *

•       First Friday Williamsport – Williamsport, PA *

•       Lycoming County Fair – Hughesville, PA *

•       The National Apple Harvest Festival – Biglerville, PA *

•       High Knob Inn at Covered Bridge – Hillsgrove, PA *

•       St. Patrick’s Day Party – Ancient Order of Hibernians, Cumberland Co., PA *

•       An Irish Hooley at the Albright Center for the Arts – Sunbury, PA *

•       Coffee House Cabaret at the Walk In Arts Center – Schuykill Haven, PA *

•       Irish Fest – High Burl Brewery/Rustic Ridge Winery – Burlington Flats, NY *

•       St. Patrick's Family Day at SpringGate Winery – Harrisburg, PA *

•       Celtic Craic Music Fest – Harrisburg, PA *

•       Community Arts Center – Williamsport, PA

•       The Pennsylvania Lavender Festival – Milton, PA

•       Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Jersey Shore, PA

•       Tellus360 St. Patrick’s Weekend – Lancaster, PA

•       Moon & Raven Public House – Williamsport, PA

•       North Central Wine, Food and Brews Festival – Wellsboro, PA

•       And a few hundred other performances throughout central PA! Take a look at our Facebook page for some more of our past events.

  * indicates multiple and/or recurring performances


Should you have an inquiry about us playing for your event, please reach out to us. Our contact page on our website has a form, email address, phone number and USPS mail address.


Further information, events, music, photographs, videos can be found on our website and Facebook addresses...


Again, we thank our families, friends, venues and fans! We are here today because of their support!


Contact information:

Celtic Wood and Wires

c/o Carl Finnerty

915 W. Central Avenue

South Williamsport, PA 17702 USA


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